I was speaking to someone recently who was going through a rough time. She said "I've been praying and praying and nothing is happening. I don't know what I'm going to do." Prayer is a sincere request to God or an object of worship. Every tradition talks about the importance of prayer. When I was young, I viewed prayer as just asking for stuff that I wanted. I now realize that there is more to prayer then just asking for stuff. What I have come to learn about prayer is that its extremely important what you do after you have prayed.

Sometimes we are so busy worrying about our problems that even after praying about it, we continue to worry. I believe this is what we must change in order to have our prayers answered. We really don't know how the answers will come, and we need not concern ourselves with how. What we should do is have faith, be open, willing and ready to receive. If our minds are filled with anger, fear, distrust, worry and uncertainty, how can we hear the answers to our prayers. You must have faith! Faith is confidence or trust in a person or things. Having faith is absolutely necessary in order to have your prayers answered! In order to achieve the level of success you desire, having faith is definitely required. For example, if you are worried that your business will fail, I suggest you pray, have faith, and take action. Remember, what you focus on expands. Focus on your business succeeding! If your faith is strong, you will have confidence that your prayers will be answered and you will naturally just keep taking action towards your success.

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” -- Mary Manin Morrissey

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? -- Leo Buscaglia

“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly” -- Patrick Overton

Have faith that your prayers will be answered and keep taking action towards your success!

Author's Bio: 

JoAnn Youngblood King, Author of "The Next Top Success Story", Success Coach and Owner of LiveYourPotential.com.